Posts Tagged ‘mother’s day’

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Ideas


Here are some (self-proclaimed) great ideas for last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas

What will you be doing for your mother for Mother’s day? I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to!

Mother’s Day Download & a Recipe


In honor of Mother’s day, I thought I’d offer a little printable card for you to use.

Simply print out on standard 8.5×11 paper, cut in half, fold and you’ve got a lovely card to give to your awesome mom.



This tutorial/freebie is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without the express consent of Melissa Esplin. I love getting shout outs from around the web, but please, link with love. Do not copy this post, publish more than 2 photos or outright steal this idea for commercial publications. If you would like to use this tutorial for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!

 I’m also over at Rhodes Rolls blog today sharing an easy (and mini-sous chef friendly) recipe for a yummy Mother’s day treat.

Head over for step-by-step instructions on how to make the below lemon strawberry danish.

Happy Mother’s Day


I spent a good hour or two looking through old baby pictures of Penelope last night & I couldn’t help but grin from ear to ear and think about how life-changing & awesome motherhood has been.


Penelope at 2 months

P & I got off to a rough start; I was hormonally imbalanced and I wasn’t entirely sure I was fit to be a mom. I went back to work partly full-time and realized that I missed Penelope and I wanted to be her mom. I can’t imagine my life without her & I know that she’s been a huge motivating factor to make me who I am today. She’s a spit-fire who’s sweeter than sweet. If Felix is crying, she’ll calm him down by singing twinkle, twinkle little star (or the chorus of Franz Ferdinand’s, Ulysses – she’s such a hipster). I love my sweet P so much.


Penelope at 3 years

Felix is a rad baby, too. It hasn’t taken us nearly as long to bond. Perhaps it’s because I know now that I want to be a mom or because I have my hormones under control. He’s an easy baby & lights up when I tease him. He’s also a pro cuddler, too. LOVE. I’m excited to see him grow & get to know his personality better.


Felix at 2 months

I hear so many moms (and dads) talk about how they could never imagine loving another child like they love their first; when the second comes the love multiplies to make room for the new one. It’s true. I was so worried I’d play favorites once Felix arrives & turns out I have. They’re both my favorites (cheesy, but true). I can’t imagine my life without these little babies & I’m so grateful that they’ve come into this world safe & happy.


Felix at 2 1/2 months

I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s day! At church we talked about how Mother’s Day is really a celebration of the nurturing nature of womanhood. I love that. There are so many women (not just my own mother & mother-in-law) that have been a positive, nurturing influence in my life. I’m sure you know women like that. Let’s raise a glass to them, too.

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